Hans Vredeman de Vries was a Dutch painter and architectural designer who published books with inventive illustrations of buildings in . His treatise entitled Perspective 1604-5 had an important impact on northern European artists interested in perspectival .
Here Turner demonstrates how Vredeman de Vries used lines on a grid leading to a principal point (E for Eye) and a diagonal to a distance point (D) to produce a cube.
Gallery label, September 2004
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